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This dialogue from Star Wars episode VI Return of the Jedi made it clear it's Leia : BEN: Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope. LUKE: Yoda spoke of another. BEN: The other he spoke of is your twin sister. LUKE: But I have no sister. BEN: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father ...


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According to James Gunn, the writer/director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has provided an explanation for this in a Facebook Live session with fans: “I actually read the Marvel fan sites and the Marvel message boards out there and a lot of times people have ideas that are somewhat off-base or silly or whatever,” said Gunn. “But one thing I found ...


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As noted, Zack's time-stopping can affect the world of the show in real ways. We cannot read it as merely a narrative device. We have to accept that, in the world of the show, Zack really can stop time and move people around, just like we have to accept that Wonder Woman's lasso compels people to tell the truth. And we can't really call this a "natural ...


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According to the Terminator Wiki, James Cameron explicitly addresses this point in the DVD Commentary for Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The T-800 is the name of the series (i.e. the metal endoskeleton) and the 101 model number is the name of the skin overlay: "...the model 101s all look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a 102 looking like someone else..." - ...


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I think you may be confusing things. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we're shown that Lucius was Prefect when Snape entered Hogwarts, c.f. Chapter 33: And Severus Snape moved off to the other side of the Hall, away from Lily, to where the Slytherins were cheering him, to where Lucius Malfoy, a prefect badge gleaming upon his chest, patted Snape ...


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Not a continuity error; it's a much older term. "Puddle jumper" is an American colloquial term dating to the 1930s. It refers to a class of small aircraft used on short, minor air routes — ie, for jumping puddles — and similarly to small automobiles suitable for undemanding land routes. — Source: enacademic.com list of internet dictionaries Although the ...


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Tolkien once wrote that Legolas recognized Imrahil as part elven because no elves or part elves have beards. So why did he write that Círdan had a beard? Most of the ordinary elves mentioned in LOTR might be only 457, or 1,519, or 2,821, years old when mentioned. Círdan was described in year 3021 of the Third Age. The Second Age lasted for 3441 years. The ...


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In a word, no. It was a "fourth wall break" that the makers modeled on the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. "People think, oh, that was such a novel idea that you came up with," Mark-Paul Gosselaar told Jimmy Fallon. "No, that was done by Ferris Bueller, we were just copying him." "That was like the muse for my character," Gosselaar went on. "I was ...


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Note that many of these can be answered up, one way or another. Platforms 9 and 10 are separated by a metal barrier, not a brick wall He wheeled his trolley forward cautiously until it was right against the barrier and pushed with all his might. The metal remained solid. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 5) GINNY: All you have to ...


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I don't think everyone is surprised. The only people who mention Apparating into, or Disapparating out of, Hogwarts are students (generally Harry and Ron, repeatedly). Why would students be surprised/not know that you can't Apparate into Hogwarts? They don't read Hogwarts: A History The only place that particular piece of information is ever mentioned as ...


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Since there is no communication between the SGC and Atlantis throughout most of season 8/season 1, there are no real reference points between their continuities. However, it is plausible that the events in Moebius take place after Letters From Pegasus - wherein the Atlantis team were able to transmit all the data and reports they'd accumulated since ...


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I checked the Firefly wiki for this one. In the entry on Reavers, it says, under Origins and Infection: Reavers originated from one of the outermost planets in the solar system named Miranda. The Alliance had been testing behavioral modification on this planet through a chemical known as "Pax." Pax being Latin for peace. The chemical was designed to ...


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Let's review what Dumbledore said about Apparating: In any case, most Wizarding dwellings are magically protected from unwanted Apparators. I see a loophole: 'unwanted'. The Weasleys seem to have no problem Apparating within their own house, and I assume that the Weasleys have most standard magical protections. Furthermore, Mrs. Weasley seemed upset ...


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Saying you're a Rebel scum with stolen information: you get tortured and killed 100% sure, and fail your mission 100% sure. Lying your zhopa off and claiming (reasonably valid, technically speaking) Diplomatic immunity: slight chance to delay Empire or even get out of this alive, meaning there's slightly less than 100% chance you get tortured and killed ...


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There are several pieces of evidence which could be taken to suggest that Sulu is probably attracted to women, but none of them strike me as definitive (and in any case he could always be bi): In "Mirror, Mirror", mirror-Sulu hits on Uhura, but the DS9 mirror-universe episodes suggest that sexuality need not be preserved across universes so this doesn't ...


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It's a common thing... Altering relative ages isn't new in superhero stories, they're just doing it a lot more often on this show. For example, sometimes Superman is older than Batman (he's often the original superhero), usually they're peers, and sometimes (like in the BvS movie) Batman is substantially older. Few comic book characters have fixed ages, ...


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Ones that can be dropped are... TKO Grail Eyes Legacies Those 4 really create a drag on the first season since they're grouped together and aren't all that good. There are some arc tidbits in each but may be better viewed after you get into the show. Kind of middle of the road episodes, not essential though. Infection The Parliament of Dreams War ...


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Tolkien, having spent his entire life writing his Legendarium, changed his mind several times on certain things or simply forgot. I can't give you a 100% concrete answer, but I recall from "The Peoples of Middle Earth" a discussion that, later in life, elves are able to grow beards. After searching online I found a quote in the Vinyar Tengwar Issue 41 which ...


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It's the "same" wand, just redesigned. None of the movie wands were special-looking in the first two films. Prisoner of Azkaban introduced the personalized wands, and the trend remained throughout the subsequent films. Before that, all wands pretty much looked identical - a simple black or dark brown wooden stick. So that's why they look different - there ...


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The T-800 is a series of terminators, of which the CSM (Cyberdyne Systems Model)-101 was just one implementation of the T-800 series. The CSM-102 had an identical skeletal structure, but looked like someone else (IE, not Swarzenegger). Likewise for the CSM-103, 104, 105, etc. In other words, T-800 is the model number of the metal body, whereas CSM-101 is ...


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I always assumed that Scotty was disoriented after the experience; seventy-five years in a state of suspension could certainly do that. (Especially since, in the world of Star Trek, there is consciousness while inside the transporter beam, of a sort.)


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First, let's establish the timeline Year that Kirk vanished: 2293 Year that Scotty was recovered: ~2369 That's about 76 years. Which leaves less than one year between when Kirk vanishes and when Scotty has his accident involving a Dyson sphere. So let me paint the picture I have of the situation. Scotty, an aging Captain who is already being pushed out by ...


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As you've noted, there is indeed a slight discrepancy here. The total distance 'shaved' actually exceeds the straight-line distance, however we know that they also spent several years in normal space traveling at warp speeds. Voy: The Gift - "9500 light years" (courtesy of Kes) Voy: Night - "2 years" (e.g. 2000+ light years - via the The Malon vortex) ...


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Oddly enough, Star Trek and homosexuality is like fire and water. It's always been something they danced around, perpetuating heterosexual relationships as the only existing and valid form. There's even a whole Wikipedia page, discussing this. Kate Mulgrew once said in an interview: Well, one would think that Hollywood would be more open-minded at this ...


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The answer to this lies in the way you interpret their actions. From my point of view, whenever the Jedi have used their force powers, it can always be considered defence as they are never the ones to initiate hostilities. So now consider the context in which the Jedi used their force. They use their powers when fighting against something that they believe ...


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I think one thing to remember is that Jedi can sense the intentions of others and sense danger. Therefore, a lot of what looks like offensive violence to us might actually be defensive. A good example is when Yoda kills the two clone troopers in Revenge of the Sith. We the viewer have just seen multiple scenes of Jedi being betrayed and murdered by their ...


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Here are a few major ones I found, the Wikia links below have a few others listed. From: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Retcon "Since Episode IV, the Republic was known to have fought the Clone Wars, and the EU added several other conflicts, such as the Great Sith War; but in Episode II, it was stated that "there hasn't been a full-scale war since the ...


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As a further confirmation to DavRob, Episode 3 (at least Matthew Stover's novelization that was approved and edited by Lucas, not sure about the script of the movie) confirms that Yoda ALWAYS meant Leia by "another" hope: "... Hidden, safe, the children must be kept. Foundation of the new Jedi Order, **they will be**." "We should split them up," Obi-...


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Pablo Hidalgo was asked this question on Twitter; according to him, the mere fact of being on a consular ship is enough to give the crew diplomatic immunity: @HalfshellSeacon: Why do Leia and Antilles pretend to not be rebels, when they just launched out of a rebel command ship? It's an odd denial. @pablohidalgo: They're in a consular ship. That ...


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